Siobhan Keogh appointed as Program Director, Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS)

PDADC#26, 2010-11


 PDAD&C Professionals/Managers
 From:  Robert Cook, Chief Information Officer
 Date:  October 22, 2010
 Re:  Siobhan Keogh appointed as Program Director, Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS)

I am pleased to announce that Siobhan Keogh will join the University of Toronto in the role of Program Director of the Next Generation Student Information Services.

NGSIS is the university's strategic initiative to enhance student experience and administrative effectiveness through the rigorous management of student information and the development of innovative services. As NGSIS Program Director, Siobhan will provide leadership to all aspects of NGSIS analysis, development and implementation, and advise the CIO and the program co-sponsors, Vice-Provost, Students, Prof. Jill Matus, and Vice-Provost, Academic Operations, Prof. Scott Mabury.

Siobhan brings a wealth of experience in the post-secondary sector and in private industry.  She was the chief designer for the student information system (SIS) at York University, an in-house developed system that has been serving institutional needs from admissions through graduation for over 14 years.  Siobhan led the implementation of a commercial SIS at Centennial College with similar success. She has also managed business intelligence initiatives and other administrative applications at post-secondary institutions.

Upon completion of her B.A.Sc. in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, Siobhan started her career with General Electric, developing and maintaining large-scale mainframe applications.  Starting her own engineering firm, she expanded her experience developing systems in a range of sectors - banking, manufacturing, research, and social services - and in a variety of functional areas: planning, human resources, marketing, finance and manufacturing.

Siobhan is a member of L'Arche, an organization committed to breaking down the barriers between individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. She is also an avid traveler and kayaker.

Given the breadth of collaboration required for NGSIS development across our communities, Siobhan will be out meeting many of you soon after her arrival on November 1st.  Please join me in welcoming her to U of T.